The United States president, Donald Trump, has defied the state of Nevada’s directives limiting gathering of more than 50 people.
Trump gathered with thousands of his followers for the first time in nearly three months inside a manufacturing plant in Las Vegas. The gatherings are part of his Presidential campaign which over the past few months have been disrupted by the Coronavirus infections.
However, not everyone welcomed Trump’s decision to gather with thousands while the United States has over six million Coronavirus cases. In the state of Nevada alone, there have been over 73 000 cases of coronavirus.
The governor of Nevada, Steve Sisolak, has highly criticized the decision to hold this rally, saying it’s irresponsible and dangerous. “Tonight, President Donald Trump is taking reckless and selfish actions that are putting countless lives in danger here in Nevada,” the governor said.
Sisolak further went on to say people cannot act as if the pandemic is a thing of the past. “It’s also a direct threat to all of the recent progressive we’ve made, and could potentially set us back.”
With all the safety concerns raised, Trump’s campaign spokesperson, Tom Murtaugh, released a statement saying if people can join thousands protesting in the streets, then they can gather peacefully to hear the 1st Amendment of the President of the United States.
President Donald Trump is running against the former vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and Americans are expected to go to the polls on the 3rd of November 2020.
By Sivenathi Jiya